Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
Under heavy load, normal bowlines are "knife knots."

Generally, the weaker knots are the ones that will break because they constrict themselves at some point. A bowline has two such points.

(Now all the people who have untied bowlines after using them under heavy load can tell me I'm off base. )

- MacEntyre
not me. I'm delighted to know that my personal weight doesn't count as "heavy load"

the lightly loaded Grizz